Denton Black Film Festival Kicks Off Series of Virtual Events as Part of Year-Around Activities
DENTON, JUNE 11, 2010 – As part of a series of year-round events, the Denton Black Film Festival is kicking of the summer months by participating in a Pop-Up Film Festival and featuring several timely screenings and conversations with filmmakers, critics and producers.
On Friday, join DBFF’s live Twitter chat @dentonbff at 8 p.m. to discuss Spike Lee’s new film “Da 5 Bloods,” which releases on Netflix. Use hashtags #ShareBlackStories; #Da5Bloods + #DBFF; and/or #Experience Culture
On June 14th, meet DBFF on IG (Instagram) Live (@DentonBFF) between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. CST to discuss the film, “Let’s Talk About It” with film critics Mike Dennis, and Anthony “Ant” Johnson who also will share some thoughts about Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ on Netflix.
On June 18th, as part of the “Juneteenth ’20: Virtual Pop Up Film” event presented by DBFF and Jim Austin Online, there will be a free virtual screening of short films curated by the Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) and talks with the filmmakers about their films and upcoming projects. The screenings include:
– “Zoo,” a little known historical narrative short by Monda Raquel Webb, which drew many accolades in the USA;
– Internationally and the award-winning Heroes of Color Animation Series- Episodes 1 & 4 by David Heredia;
– Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers of West Texas with filmmaker Michael “Aku” Rodriguez;
– Be touched by Latasha Kennedy’s ” One Last Goodbye” – Winner of the Best Short at 2020 DBFF;
– Be inspired by “Lime” and the lesson a mother teaches her son who is “different” about bullies and life;
– Be entertained by a well-executed horror short “Patient Zero” from local filmmaker Issa Currie.
Register here for the events. Any donations will benefit two nonprofits: the Denton Black Film Festival (aka DAASF, Inc). and the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. To make a donation, click here.
DBFF also co-sponsoring a special virtual screening of “Miss Juneteenth” as part of a partnership with the distributor Vertical Entertainment and the Austin Film Society. Viewers can access the special video on demand link for a $6.99, 48-hour rental or $12.99 for a digital purchase with unlimited availability. A portion of all the funds raised will go to DAASF high school student scholarships and to supporting DBFF.